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North Wales Weekly News

Last Wednesday, MPs were asked to approve regulations consigning the whole of England to a lockdown lasting from 5 November to 2 December, in an effort to control the COVID-19 virus. When considering whether to impose another lockdown, the starting … read the full article

COVID-19 Vote 

Members of Parliament are sent to Westminster to make difficult decisions. Since I arrived there, over 15 years ago, I have had to make many such decisions, but never a more difficult one than Wednesday’s.  MPs were called upon to approve regulations that would consign the whole … read the full article

Daily Post article

Last Friday, the Welsh Government (WG) imposed another COVID-19 lockdown across the whole of Wales. That, in itself, was dispiriting enough, coming at a particularly gloomy time of year when, according to the Office for National Statistics, life satisfaction levels … read the full article

Daily Post Article

The transition period (TP) following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union will come to an end on 31st December, 2020 – just ten weeks away. The principal purpose of the TP was to allow sufficient time – eleven … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

Sadly, it seems that Covid-19 (now surely hot favourite for the title of Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year 2020) is making an unwelcome comeback.  After a summer when it appeared that the virus, if not entirely banished, was at least quiescent, the number of cases detected are now on an upward trajectory.    In response … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

Conwy County Borough Council are to be commended for the work they have done over recent years on the regeneration of Colwyn Bay. The seafront, in particular, has been transformed, with an impressive expanse of pristine sand, smart new railings … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

We are  now only a little over three months away from the end of the transition period (TP) that followed the departure of the UK from the European Union on 31 January, 2020.      The purpose of the TP was to smooth the UK’s path from membership of … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

It is the invariable practice of MPs when asked, during the month of August, if they are “enjoying their holiday” to respond that they are not on holiday, but on recess. Recess is a time when Parliament is not in … read the full article

Rural broadband funding

Residents and businesses in rural North Wales may now be entitled to significantly increased funding to upgrade their broadband. Customers with broadband speeds of less than 30 Mbps currently available to them may now be eligible for more funding, as … read the full article

North Wales Weekly News

Shareholders in the companies that make acrylic screens must be among the few financial beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because acrylic screens are now everywhere: protecting cashiers at supermarket checkouts, separating customers at hairdressing salons and shielding bus drivers from … read the full article

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